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Focusing on People, Not Politics: Providing Trauma Care in the Palestinian Territories
MSF runs mental health programs in the West Bank aimed to alleviate the impact of trauma, stress, and pervasive and often targeted violence, offering psychological and social support as well as medical care to the victims of violence caused by Israeli forces and settlers and intra-Palestinian disputes.Photo: An MSF staff member runs a counseling session in Hebron.
Occupied Palestinian Territories © Juan-Carlos Tomasi

Focusing on People, Not Politics: Providing Trauma Care in the Palestinian Territories

MSF runs mental health programs in the West Bank aimed to alleviate the impact of trauma, stress, and pervasive and often targeted violence, offering psychological and social support as well as medical care to the victims of violence caused by Israeli forces and settlers and intra-Palestinian disputes.

Photo: An MSF staff member runs a counseling session in Hebron.
Occupied Palestinian Territories © Juan-Carlos Tomasi

Occupied Palestinian Territories: MSF Trains Palestinian Doctors on Hand Therapy and Burn Treatment

On January 11, 2012, in partnership with the Gaza rehabilitation and physical therapy unit, MSF also trained physical therapists on burn treatment and rehabilitation.

Over a two-week period, French physical therapist and science writer Michel Boutan trained four Palestinian physical therapists at the MSF clinic in Gaza City. They were trained to perform manual screening of mobility problems, establish appropriate treatment protocols, manufacture orthoses (prostheses for the hand), and to properly use electrical stimulation in hand therapy.

The objective was to increase their knowledge and skill so that patients may benefit from the techniques and elective physical therapy treatment (splints, facial masks, and compression garments) and to alleviate the serious consequences—medical, social and psychological—that people with severe burns may suffer.

More about the training of local health care workers in occupied Palestinian Territories.Photo: Palestinian Authority 2012 © Michel Boutan/MSF

Occupied Palestinian Territories: MSF Trains Palestinian Doctors on Hand Therapy and Burn Treatment

On January 11, 2012, in partnership with the Gaza rehabilitation and physical therapy unit, MSF also trained physical therapists on burn treatment and rehabilitation.

Over a two-week period, French physical therapist and science writer Michel Boutan trained four Palestinian physical therapists at the MSF clinic in Gaza City. They were trained to perform manual screening of mobility problems, establish appropriate treatment protocols, manufacture orthoses (prostheses for the hand), and to properly use electrical stimulation in hand therapy.

The objective was to increase their knowledge and skill so that patients may benefit from the techniques and elective physical therapy treatment (splints, facial masks, and compression garments) and to alleviate the serious consequences—medical, social and psychological—that people with severe burns may suffer.

More about the training of local health care workers in occupied Palestinian Territories.

Photo: Palestinian Authority 2012 © Michel Boutan/MSF

Eighty percent of my patients are children.
A year after the war in the Gaza Strip, civilians continue to be deeply affected. Elina Pelekanou, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) psychologist in Gaza, speaks about what she has seen. Read the interview here.